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Casey Charles, Professor

Location: 216 LA
Hours: TW 1-3 and by appointment 

Phone: (406) 243-5231


 My work covers the fields of Renaissance literature, queer studies, and critical legal studies.  I am currently teaching Shakespeare and will teach gay and lesbian film and literature in the spring.  I am working on hate crime literature and the law, and am now reviewing the legal archives in relation to the Brandon Teena story as well writing about the hate crimes that bookend "Brokeback Mountain."


BA UC Santa Cruz

MA San Francsico State University

PhD SUNY Buffalo

JD Hastings College of the Law 


 Hiking, running, skiing, fishing

Professional Experience

I am a lawyer and a poet. 

Selected Publications

 "A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).

Specialized Skills

Member of the California Bar (inactive)

Field of Study

I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life. 


 ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film

LIT 520 Shakespeare


 Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)

The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)